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Flour Milling in the US: Market Research Report

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Flour Milling Market Research Report | NAICS 31121 | Feb 2016

Flour power: With changing diet preferences and volatile input prices, industry revenue will fall

IBISWorld’s Flour Milling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Since flour mills provide goods that are considered diet staples, the industry will remain relevant in the years to come. Revenue and profit will depend on the price and production of wheat and rice. As companies vertically integrate and merge operations to take advantage of economies of scale, revenue will rise... purchase to read more

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The Flour Milling industry is characterized by a low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the top three players are expected to account for less than 31.0% of industry revenue. While the industry exhibits low concentration, the industry is expected to approach moderate concentration over the next five years in line with the entrance of larger flour milling companies. For example, in 2014, Ardent Mills entered the industry, as a result of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling, which is a joint venture between Cargill and CHS, combining their flour milling operations. Overall, larger operations will enable flour milling companies to use their large size to leverage lower costs for input commodities, such as wheat and grains... purchase to read more


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What is the Flour Milling Industry?

Companies in this industry participate in the following activities: milling grains and vegetables into flour; cleaning, polishing and milling rice; and producing malt from a variety of cereal grains. Industry operators purchase grain inputs, such as wheat, corn, barley and rice, from wholesalers or directly from growers. They then process them into flour, gluten, starch and malt and sell such products to grocery wholesalers or other food-related industries.

Industry Products
Wheat flour Wheat mill products, excluding flour Corn mill productsPrepared flour mixes Other grain mill productsRice millingMalt manufacturing
Industry Activities
Producing flour from wheatProducing flour from cornProducing flour mixes from a variety of grain cropsMilling rough riceProducing malt from a variety of cereal grainsProducing meal and animal feed

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